Manhattan Bridge

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    It's Finally Time to Start Fixing the R Train After Sandy... For Over a Year (UPDATED)

    Second maybe to the A train in the Rockaways, the damage wrecked by Hurricane Sandy to the Montague Tunnel was devastating: The underground tunnel beneath the Brooklyn Bridge witnessed the worst flooding of any line in the city, leaving the R train out of commission for nearly a month and a half aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Citi Bike Happened Yesterday, and the World Did Not End

    Setting out on a sunny, 72-degree day, Citi Bike's first users hopped on their loud blue frames at 11 a.m. on Monday and took off. On its first day, the much-debated program tracked some 6,050 trips at an average of 20 minutes per--and added some 772 new annual members to more than 15,000 existing m ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013


    Tour the city’s bridges in a hurry

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Report From Chinatown

    Last Friday, a long line waited for the National Guard to arrive and distribute food and other disaster relief. (Click on any image to enlarge.) Meanwhile, trucks -- some bound for Chinatown -- are loaded at the 69th Armory on lower Lexington Avenue. Friday at 4pm Chinatown was a mess. A long li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Mass Transit Update: Here's What's (And What's Not) Running in New York City Today

    It's Day Three of Sandy's aftermath and, needless to say, New York is still swamped with flooding, power outages, displaced residents and, most importantly for commuters, public transportation shutdowns. We are told that it will take a few days for the City to be up and running like her old, pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    New York's Beijing BBQ Carts Branch Out in a Big Way

    An assortment of brochettes from this innovative Chinatown barbecue cart is Dish #22 in our countdown. Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. It was only five year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Seeing Space Shuttle Enterprise From the Q Train: A Close Encounter of the Manhattan Bridge Kind

    Knowing the Space Shuttle Enterprise was going to be arriving today in New York City, I was extremely pissed off to realize I had a doctor's appointment which would preclude me from actively viewing it, and I'd most likely be underground in the subway when it flew over the Hudson, guaranteeing I wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Kuai An (Sorta, But Not Really)

    Lauren Shockey​So this week's Where Am I Eating? sort of has a winner. I was eating at what was formerly known as Kuai An, a tasty hand-pulled noodle joint on Forsyth Street. However, the restaurant is no longer called Kuai An, and, in fact, has gone through many, many name changes in the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg Bridges All Messed Up This Weekend

    ​It's been a tough moment for people trying to get places in New York. This week we had the double whammy of the President's visit plus the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, and last weekend a lot of the trains were, for lack of a better word, fucked (especially the L). For those of you w ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 19, 2011

    He Nan Flavor: Noodle on Down

    The Lower East Side greets its first Henan restaurant

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Live: The Creators Project Brings Florence, Justice, And Lots Of Art To DUMBO

    Benjamin Lozovsky​The Creators Project October 15-16 Better than: A representative of the Intel Corporation laboriously explaining to me the superiority of their microprocessors. If you're suspicious that The Creators Project is all just a way for the Vice Empire to class up its image beyo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2011


    Photographers swarm DUMBO

  • News

    February 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    The Luckyrice Festival Returns; Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

    tucker_zoe/Flickr​Just in time for Chinese New Year (which begins tomorrow), the Luckyrice Festival has announced it will return for a second year, from May 2-8.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    LuckyRice to Return to New York, Expand Beyond

    L.A. and San Francisco about to get lucky, too.​LuckyRice, the Asian food festival that debuted in New York this year, has plans to return next year and will also expand to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Per Crain's, the five-day Asian food fest will run from May 4 to 8, 2011.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Week In Review: The Love and the Wizardry

    We are all Jay-Z's children,. Photo by Jori Klein.​In the week we told you why you can't hate Kanye West and love My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at the same time, we made similarly bold claims about Girl Talk--ten worst moments on that record, right here--and the Beatles, who along with a c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 11, 2010


    A choreographer takes advantage of the heat wave

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Banh Mi Saigon's New Digs on Grand Street

    ​A new electronic ordering system (eek!) displays your order. My sandwich actually turns out to look much better than this picture. News that Banh Mi Saigon -- one of the city's first purveyors of Vietnamese baguette-borne sandwiches, and long the best - was moving to a new location caused ir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Tuli Kupferberg: Model Village Citizen, 1923-2010

    ​Most afternoons in the 1970s, you could find Tuli Kupferberg, the poet and folksinger who died yesterday at 86, peddling his penny poems along Sixth Avenue. He would hang out at the corner of West 8th Street outside of the old Nathan's. The poems were always little gems of anarchist menace, a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 6, 2010


    The Roots host a World Cup wrap party

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Video and Tell: The Destruction of Downtown Brooklyn's McDonald's

    Click to enlarge.Before and after Angry Crane's reign of terror. ​So, McDonald's: The Fast Food Restaurant that's basically terrible for the universe. They had a location in downtown Brooklyn that you could reach by simply going over the Manhattan Bridge and taking a left (or if you're driving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Play 'I.D. That Organ' in Spicy and Tingly Lamb Face Salad

    ​Oh, hello! What is that piece of flesh looking up at me? Xi'an Famous Foods' "Spicy and Tingly Lamb Face Salad" might be the most perfect summer meal: shredded scallions, green chiles, sprouts, and a catalog of variety meats from the facial area, immersed in a gritty red sauce with lots of a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010


    Lou Reed steps up to co-curate the NY Photo Festival

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Lucky Rice Festival's Night Market: Street Food and Celebrity Chefs Under the Manhattan Bridge

    Keith WagstaffFeelin' lucky?​Last Friday, the underpass under the Manhattan Bridge was swarming with hungry people at the Lucky Rice Festival's Night Market. Stands from Momofuku Milk Bar, An Choi, Umi Nom, and 23 others were handing out free samples as well as selling goodies on the side. Cel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    TransAlt Celebrates New DUMBO Bike Path Where Member Cracked Up

    ​In 2005 Transportation Alternatives' Noah Budnick hit a pothole on Sands Street in DUMBO and cracked up badly. So he and the rest of TransAlt are especially happy to see the Sands Street bike path completed, affording bikers coming on and off the Manhattan Bridge, or just tooling around the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Cartoon Network DUMBO Promo Offers "Real People," Shredding

    Looks like the Cartoon Network is rebranding itself: Now, what it's all about is: DUMBO! (At least that looks like it, with the Manhattan Bridge in the background.) Xtreme sports! Fire-eaters! REAL people! Balloons! and oh yeah, cartoons. In this promo, Andrew WK (was Poochie unavailable?) appears ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Revisiting the Original Grand Sichuan

       A dozen years back, the original Grand Sichuan on Canal Street opened just across from the triumphal entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. It was first out of the gate, gainsaying the Szechuan Empires, Szechwan Gardens, and all the other pallid evocations of Sichuan cuis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Readers Remember the Blackout

    We got some nice Blackout of '03 reminiscences in response to our request on Thursday. Commenter dstein had just learned how to drive stick and was doing his first solo run through Queens when he wound up on Northern Boulevard with no traffic lights. Chris was at JFK when the power failed and he got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    The Cross-Borough Bike Lane Revolution

    Montreal. Now that's a city that knows how to do a bike lane Bridge-bike sabotage may be on the rise, but city planners are taking concrete steps to protect non-car traffic in a flurry of projects that reduce car-space on roads for the sake of pedestrians and bikes—throughout the city, plans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Who's Sabotaging Bikers on the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges?

    The Staples Center: Somebody is sabotaging bikers on the Manhattan Bridge by scattering staples and other sharp objects. Lately bikers along the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges have been receiving a shiny welcome: staples. Bike shops neighboring the bridges began to notice a spike in bikers comin ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2008


    Get lost in Judith Supine’s maze

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007
  • NYC Life

    June 13, 2006

    Mod Squad

    The rise of scooter clubs and scooter politics

  • Theater

    March 29, 2005

    Dark Rides

    Two agile revivals make fresh comedy out of creepy menace

  • News

    August 17, 2004
  • Books

    March 9, 2004

    The Game of the Prose

    Grossman's vertiginous biblio-quest thriller gets medieval on your video-game-playin' ass

  • Dance

    October 21, 2003
  • NYC Life

    April 22, 2003
  • Dining

    March 18, 2003

    Swish Swish

    True Happiness on the Lower East Side

  • NYC Life

    November 5, 2002
  • News

    September 18, 2001

    Are You OK?

    Trying to Get the Word Out From the Surreal City in Disaster

  • News

    April 3, 2001

    Power Mad

    The Anti-Pollution Fight Heats Up in Williamsburg

  • News

    January 16, 2001

    Project Girls

    Five Veterans of the City’s Public Housing Tell Their Tales

  • Columns

    September 26, 2000
  • NYC Life

    November 16, 1999
  • News

    October 27, 1998

    Out of the Garret

    A new study examines the real economic life of artists

  • News

    May 26, 1998
  • News

    May 26, 1998


    Under Cover of Night, Local Daredevils Bungee off City Bridges

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